Basic Information

Weather varies considerably within each season. Be prepared with layered clothing. Precipitation is common throughout the year. Spring: Temperatures usually range from 25°F to 70°F. On average, May is the wettest month. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 50°F to 80°F. July is the warmest month. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 30°F to 70°F. Fall foliage is at its peak around mid-October. Winter: Temperatures range from 15°F to 40°F. January is the coldest month.

Entrance Fees:

Fort Necessity NB Entrance - $0.00

Entrance to the park, including all facilities and public programs.

Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center

The exhibits an programs at The Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center immerse visitors and students in the diverse cultures and customs of mid-eighteenth century Pennsylvania. The bookstore gift-shop provides a selection of theme related souvenirs and in-depth material for those who want to learn more after visiting the park. Exhibits also cover the National Road, the first federally funded highway, that linked the east and west of the young United States.

Mount Washington Tavern

The Mount Washington Tavern is a museum that focuses on travel and life along the National Road in the early 1800s, when it was a stagecoach stop along the nation's first federally funded highway.

Re-enactor firing a flintlock musket
Summer programs at Fort Necessity include 18th century weapons demonstrations

Plan 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to see the historic sites in the main unit of the park. Add an hour to visit Braddock's grave and Jumonville Glen sites.

Click on Operating Hours & Seasons to find out when visitor facilities are open. The Fort Necessity park grounds are daily from Sunrise - Sunset, year-round.

Last updated: March 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437


(724) 329-5512

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